Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Ethan, Carissa, Alli, and Rylar. Tonight we tried a "Pioneer Woman" recipe called Spreads. It's basically a butter cookie recipe that you spread into a pan, bake, and then spread melted chocolate on it. We made a variation where we spread chocolate chips on one-half and sprinkled mini M&Ms on them and spread butterscotch chips on the other half and sprinkled mini Reese's Pieces on them.
Rylar cracked his first egg (at Cookie Baking Night, anyway) a few weeks ago, and now he's a little pro and offers his services at every opportunity.
While our treats were cooling, we read from Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland. Tonight we read chapter 15 titled "God Made All Things Good", and we read from Genesis 1:20-25 about how God created the world. In this society of prefabricated, premade, pre-assembled items where the children think their food comes from a grocery store and not the earth that God provided for us, it's good to keep the knowledge in front of us that we have a Creator who is also our Sustainer, and He is Good!
The finished product.
The birds have become a popular item now at Cookie Baking Night. Here Ethan is feeding Peanuts a piece of bread (which she was not so subtly hoping for all through supper).
You might have noticed Emily was absent from the pictures above where we made our treats. Tonight she was here in name mostly. She arrived with a headache and spent the whole evening in bed, opting out of supper and asking "could we please not walk to the gas station tonight" (which all the kids have been begging me to do one last time before the cold weather sets in). When Carissa heard this piece of information, she said, "Whoa! This is serious."
So, another Cookie Baking Night has come and gone, each one different in it's own right.
As usual, a fun time was had by all (well, maybe all but one)!